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] choke that down. now, listen to me. and listen close. all of these scandals could add up to very bad repercussions for the obama administration. many conservative republicans are entitled to their moment of righteousness but guess what? history didn't start friday. and obama administration transgressions don't wipe away yours which are many and grievous. enjoy watching your friends have their fun but tweedal-dick and tweedal-rum don't get to join the party. it's like this. it's like this. ( cheers and applause ) that's mike tyson. he doesn't get to make fun of búq!![dk@ú#$ ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: welcome back. my guest tonight former united states senator from the state of maine. her new book is called fighting common ground. please welcome to the program olympia snowe. how are you? nice to see you. >> wow. big audience. wow. >> jon: they're a fine, fine group of proud americans. >> great to be here jon: it is nice to be here. a very popular show. >> it is jon: here's the book right here. fighting for common ground. how to get the stalemate out of congress. you know what is
and the directions are coming from washington." >> reporter: president obama calls the scandal outrageous and vows those responsible will be dealt with. in a "usa today" op-ed, acting commissioner miller said the agency was guilty of lack of sensitivity and took a short cut in determining which groups needed special scrutiny. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> the military is, once again, addressing a case of alleged sexual abuse involving someone assigned to prevent such a thing. the new case centers on one sergeant stationed at fort hood, texas, accused of abusive sexual contact and other misconduct and has been suspended as coordinator of sexual abuse program. last week, a lieutenant colonel was charged with sexual battery, he was the leader of the sex assault response unit. defense secretary chuck hagel ordered a full investigation after the latest allegation. >>> high diplomatic drama in moscow as the u.s. ambassador there has been summoned by top russian officials, demanding answers in connection with an american diplomat kicked out of the country, accused of spying. here's abc's mart
. >>> it is the latest scandal for the obama administration. conservative groups fighting with the irs over how it treated their tax-exempt applications. and now a criminal investigation is under way. twenty-five thousand mornings, give or take, is all we humans get. we spend them on treadmills. we spend them in traffic. and if we get lucky, really lucky, it dawns on us to go spend them in a world where a simple sunrise can still be magic. twenty-five thousand mornings. make sure some of them are pure michigan. your trip begins at michigan.org. thanks, olivia. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french) so you can express your gratitude... in the moment. chase quickpay. so you can. >>> a government report says several irs agents used inappropriate criteria to identify tea party and other groups. the report also cited ineffective irs management that allowed the criteria to be in place for 18 months, causing substantial delays of tax-exempt applications and unnecessary questions. this damning report is now only part of the irs's problem
] ♪ >> sean: earlier tonight president obama made a statement addressing the irs scandal. he announced the resignation of the agency's acting commissioner, steve miller. now the president is set to hold another press conference tomorrow in which we expect him to address the benghazi emails which we predict what his administration has been saying all along. so will he tomorrow finally accept responsibility for a massive national security cover-up that helped him get re-elected. rhines priebusdown priebus join. while the media seems to be asking tough questions, we know that won't last long. the question remains, how do the republicans get to the truth? "oh, that's old news, taking time away from the economy, wasting money, this is political, partisan." how do republicans handle what is predictably coming their way? >> keep the pressure on, take juaone day at a time. this is a big cover-up. this is not going to happen i don't think all at once. things are going to take place, different states are going to begin their investigation, into the irs, what was done to groups that were within t
. >> there are certainly a lot of controversies or scandals brewing right now when it comes to the obama administration. there's benghazi, irs, the doj issuing subpoenas of the associated press phone records. we have the story yesterday about the terrorists, former terrorists put in the witness relocation program that the marshal service lost track of. there's a lot for congress to beat up the administration on. at the same time, there are pressing needs in the economy. there are pressing needs when it comes to immigration reform. will it be possible for house republicans to work with the administration to get things done for this country. >> yes. while also maintaining these investigations? >> yes. we can walk and chew gum at the same time. i'm part of a group of republicans and democrats that just reached an agreement in principle last night on bipartisan immigration reform. we're still working on comprehensive tax reform in the ways and means committee, the committee doing these irs hearings as well and working with max baucus the democratic chairman of the senate finance committee. we have to do ou
. it's noso much that wall street would hope for a scandal, but might hope that the obama administration agenda might not be furthered. >> i think they will. look, it's already been stalled. they've got such discord in washington, d.c., nothing is getting passed. all three of the last two term presidents had some type of scandal. none of them greatly affected the market either way. i don't think this does either. >> jonas, what do you think? >> you know, look, if the irs can get money, right or wrong, from people without having to raise the general tax rate, in theory, that's good for our debt and market. that said, this administration, love it or not, has been good for the stock marke you wouldn't want a president to see good returns on the mark to be in a scandal, have leave office, that would not be good for the stock market. testifies bad fort market, we were down 50% over the last three years, then you can say yeh, this could be great if we got new leadership, but i don't think that is the case. >> toby? >> this story is not going away. the market probably needs a li
. >>> under fire. president obama goes on the record about the irs scandal and the benghazi investigation. twin controversies clouding the white house. >> people have to be held accountable and it has to be fixed. the whole issue of talking points frankly throughout this process has been a side show. >> the bear looks over from that fence over there. >> swimmers scramble when a black bear wanders into a suburban backyard. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, may 14th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. oscar winning actress angelina jolie is making a startling announcement this morning. in an op-ed piece in today's "new york times," jolie reveals she underwent a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. in the piece titled "my medical choice" jolie says she opted for the procedure after learning she carries a gene which sharply increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. the actress said she began the three-month procedure in february after her doctor estimated she had an 87% chance of contracting brea
of political news, well, you get the point. he adds obama is in his second term, which is when scandals are most likely to take place, so there you have it. republicans don't like the president. there's an empty news cycle. the president is in his second term. it is predetermined that reporting on an overblown scandal is what the media are going to be doing. these conditions don't excuse what the irs has done to tea party groups. these don't excuse the overreach. both of those stories should get the media's full attention and scrutiny. yet, now that we are dealing with an empty news story -- when there is actual news out there. you want scandalous? this is my nominee. the ruler of guatemala in the early 1980s. on friday, he was found guilty of genocide. he oversaw the slaughter of nearly 2,000 indigenous people. guatemalan court ordered the -- to apologize. of course, no one pays attention to the story of a dictator in a place like guatemala unless, oh, i don't know -- >> i know that president rios is a man of great personal integrity and commitment. i know he wants to improve the quali
to bluntly point out that the obama administration is not transparent and covering up scandals and lying to the american people. and now with the white house caught in the middle of three separate scandals, benghazi, and irs targeting of conservative groups and the justice department illegal probe in the journal phone records, the rest of the media is starting to catch up including the pundits who praised the president. >> he's accountable for it and i am offended by. it it is not a political or conservative or liberal. it is trusting your government. >> the transparency thing is crumbling. >> the president held a press government and he did well. he had been listening to their conversation. >> and lot of american a dults the last time the government looked in phone calls of the reporters and using the irs for political purposes twas the nixon era. when the government wants to do good things, managerial confidence falls between david brent and a cat chasing a hasser pointer. but when government wants to flex muscles, (bleep) you are the iron man. >> this is not the nixon administration w
in washington. where president obama finds himself in a veritable slum of scandals where with the irs targeting political o points. the the state department manipulating point, the post office sending pornography to people's homes addressed to somebody who didn't even order it. why would i order pornography, i means that's-- the last one is probably not an administration scandal, i just find it frustrating. all right. the president was fortunate yesterday that when he appeared before the press, he was kpd by british prime minister cameron. and a question limit of one. total from the entire american press corp. give it your best shot, guys. >> when did you first learn that the irs was targeting conservative political groups? do you feel that the irs betrayed the public a trust and what do you think the repercussions for these actions should be? >> jon: technically that was three questions. but obviously one general mill like toothpaste that includes fluoride and whitener, comes out of the same tube but provides triple protection. aquafresh. it's like brushing your teeth with a colourful zebra. (
and the horror they endured. we begin tonight with breaking news on two fronts. the irs scandal and the response to the benghazi attack that left four americans dead. a short time ago, president obama spoke out on the irs scandal over charges that it singled out conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny. the president announced the acting commission of the irs was fired and the president promised his administration will work with congress to make sure nothing like this happens again. listen. >> i've reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report, and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcusable and americans have a right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs. given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. and as i said earlier, it should not matter what political stripe you're from. the fact of the matter is, the irs has to operate with absolute integrity. the government generally has to conduct itself in a way that is true to the public t
. >>> president obama says americans have a right to be angry about a major irs scandal. today he announced he has fired the agency's acting chief. the inspector general's report found poor management allowed irs agents to single out tea party groups who applied for a tax exempt status. now acting commissioner steven miller is out of a job. >> i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any a but especially in the irs. >>he fbi is looking for possible criminal wrongdoing and three congressional committees are pressing ahead with their own investigations. >>> move over apple. google is coming through . the mountain view tech giant's stock topped $900 a share today for the first time in its history. that's way up from a year ago. and based on what weaw today, google is aiming even higher. at the developers' conference in san francisco today, executives unveiled a streaming music service called "all-access" which will compete with spotify and pandora. it's available now. a company also released a redesigned google plus along with flashy new photo and search features. perhaps the biggest highlight? a
in seeing this scandal moving into the obama administration. host: you'll hear from the outgoing acting commissioner today, steve miller. you'll hear from the treasury inspector general for tax administration, j. russell george. tell us about their input and what they bring to the hearing. guest: jay russell george is a key player. he's the inspector general's report set off this inquiry, the scandal, saying the irs had done targeting of mostly conservative groups. this is the first time he will testify publicly. onwill put a face and video some of the stories here. and the acting commissioner who was forced to resign, this is their first time to speak out as well. presumably will be defending the irs. it's not clear how steven miller will react. roll.he first head to the second one was forced to resign yesterday, but he was not first. story,ou figure in this this is the incoming actor/director, daniel were ful. guest: we are getting rid of the people who caused the problem, we are installing a new civil servants, people can be trusted by the public. the irs has a key role in helping im
that barack obama made about this scandal. and he said, if this is happening? we don't need and if on that because we know it has happened and we know the irs has been engaged in this enemy's list. now as to your question how much money is going into the irs, it is a vast agency. of all the federal agencies under barack obama few have had bigger increases, melissa, than the irs. obama wants more agent, more enforcement personnel, bigger budgets for the irs they even call the irs quote, an investment, melissa. melissa: right. >> for every dollar they say they spend they get $4's back. there is no question they have increased the audits. they're snooping on more people. one of the things we learned last week who exactly they're snooping on. melissa: does this go a long way to maybe showing the american public how serious they are about collecting revenue in addition to targeting certain groups? >> there is no doubt about it. melissa: expanding revenue, as much as possible, your and mine dollars so they can spend it as they see fit. >> no question about it. if you have income o
to teflona obama. well, no more, folks. because every day this week brings a new scandal for his administration. and mi so disappointed that the week has only 7 days. (laughter) we will have more on these scandals for about three years i'm guessing. (laughter) in the meantime this thursday the house will hold an historic vote. >> house speaker john boehner announced the house of representatives will vote once again next week to repeal obamacare. >> the republican controlled house plans to vote next week to repeal the president's plan for the 37th time. >> stephen: yes. (laughter) >> stephen: for the 37th time. 37, of course, is a prime number. meaning it can be divided only by vicious partisanship. plav-- (laughter) and house speaker and good source of beta carotene john boehner is holding this particular vote for the best possible reasons. >> we've got 70 new members that have not had the opportunity to vote on the president's health care law. >> its guys have been up here last year, up here, we can go home and say listen, we voted 36 different times to repeal or replace obamaca
of the irs political targeting scandal. billionaire frank van der sloot was singed out publicly a year ago by the obama campaign for giving support to mitt romney. he receives he was almost immediately subjected to two irs audits and a labor department inspection of his ranch business. frank van der sloot joins me now, a ceo of the marketing and wellness company. he joins me right now. good to have you on the program, sir. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, maria. good to be with you. >> let's break this down here. tell us why you think the irs targeting went beyond groups and individuals like yourself. two bigger groups, not just those, you know, charitable functions. >> i want to be really clear. i do not know that the audits that i received have anything to do with targeting me, becauseç i'm republican. i know what strthe events are. i think it's really important to separate what we know and what we worry about and what we're unclear of. but i have said from the beginning, and everybody i've talked to, i don't know, i surely don't know that there was an exact target on me. i know wh
out about the scandal and still shocked the obama administration ever blamed that videotape. >> i can't imagine how a person could stand up there when everyone involved knew it was a terrorist attack. it was the anniversary of 9-11. the people were not demonstrator s. they were well armed. >> gretchen: ambassador susan rice went on five sunday talk shows and blamed the videotape. >>> o. j. simpson expected to testify today. this after getting a hand during his second day in court instead of being fully restrained. the judge has agreed now to allow him to have one hand free so that he can take notes and drink some water. simpson claims his lawyers botched his defense in the 2008 vegas armed robbery case that landed him a prison sentence of nine to 33 years. he wants a new trial. >>> brad pitt speaking now out after his long-time love's decision to have a double mastectomy. he praised angelina jolie, saying, quote, all i want is for her to have a long and healthy life with myself and our children. this is a happy day for our family. having witnessed this decision firsthand, i find angie
and i.r.s. scandals challenge obama's civil liberties' credibility. president obama, who came to office pledging renewed respect for civil liberties, is today running an administration ad odds with his preelection promises. host: what do you think? here are some other headlines news this morning. i.r.s. gave a pass to liberals orkt front page of the "usa today." in the 27 months the i.r.s. put a hold on all tea party applications, it approved applications from similar liberal groups, a "usa today" review of i.r.s. data shows. host: other headlines, "usa today" looks at attorney general holder's comments yesterday to the press and says obama team defends war on leaks, justice denies intrusion of news agency. inside the new york daily -- rather, "the new york post," we see these two pages, bipartisan rage amid a.p. furor. nd then we also see coverage of how president obama is being perceived. it says scandals take the nation by storm. from "the washington post," a report says more stormy weather for the attorney general. in the president's first term, air he can holder was a lightning rod
'. >>> the obama team on the defensive. critics say the response from the white house has been too passive, but headline after headline hinting the president's response to the scandals, bring in our wednesday gaggle -- >> why do people come here for? >> that's right. any way, david, i think that today, it seems like a lot of focus on the white house. it always seems a step slow, a step behind. three days late. even after this report, a harshly worded release. >> the other option would have been having the president come out, which he doesn't do and we'll see what their response is today. yesterday and the day before that, they've said we have to see the ig reporter ourselves and others are saying just get out there, it's been reported clearly on what's going on. the irs said they have found themselves doing. why not that might be a better way of the president accepting blame. >> you can make the specific case, micro managed the justice department, all these things would be problematic, but at some point as your colleague wrote, he looks like a guy watching. >> there's a time to intervene f
these problems within government on his watch, and these scandals call into question whether government is working properly on president obama's watch. the very same time, you have balmcare coming in, and you have these scandals saying is government working? this is going to be a potent mix to keep his right wing critics very angry and very active for months to come. >> rose: so what can we do, al? >> well, he-- i think as both karen and jennifer have suggested is he's got to get out in front, charlie. their reaction in the beginning was this is all about politics. this is our enemies trying to do us in. yeah, it is, but that doesn't mean they can't do something about it. i thought he was a little bit late on the.r.s. i think they haveto explain more. i think they have to be more transparent. they have to be more proactive. and i think if they do that, they can at least minimize some of the problems. charlie, on the merits, if you look at some of this, benghazi, yeah, it was awful, but the idea that somehow these lives would have been saved is nonsense. bob gates says there's no way it
everything about tea party people and others. the irs scandal now threatens the obama agenda. and the government seizure of ap reporters phone records has finally turned the establishment media. maybe that's why stocks keep going up, scandal equals gridlock, equals rally? "varney & company" is about to begin. all stations come over t mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. >> all right. everybody, this is the financial headline of the day. the deficit is getting smaller. a lot smaller. the congressional budget office says it will be $400 million less than the trillion dollars deficit last year. it's down because of higher taxes. a 60 billion check to the government from fannie and freddie. there's a down side for those of us who want the government to get its finances in order, this takes the wind out
obama potentially being asked about this irs scandal. we will have to wait and see. let's listen in. >> as we open up our economies to get business growing, we need to make sure that all companies pay their taxes properly and enable businesses. today we have agreed to tackle tax evasion. we need to know who really owns a company. we need a new mechanism to track where multinationals make their money and where they pay their taxes so we can stop those that are manipulating the system unfairly. finally, we discuss the brutal conflict in syria. 5 million people forced from their homes. serious history is being written in the blood of their people. it is happening on our watch. the world urgently needs to come together to bring the killing to an end. we welcome president putin's efforts. the charges remain formal. we have a window of opportunity before the worst fears are realized. we need to get syrians to the table to agree a transitional government will be good for all the people. we will also increase our efforts to support and shape the moderate opposition. we will double nonlegal
allen has information on some california groups that were also targeted. >> president obama promised to get to the bottom of a scandal in which the irs admitted to singling out conservative groups seeking tax exempt status. groups with the name of tea party or patriots had the application delayed through tedious question air. >> that is outrageous. it is contrary to our tradition. and people have to be held accountable and it has to be fixed. >> the irs targeting was limited to its cincinnati branch but tonight the "washington post"is reporting irs offices in el monte and laguna niguel gel, california also singled out conservative groups exploratorium tea party that has 1800 members spread across the bay area says it does not know of any conservative groups out here that are being scrutinized. they say this behavior is reminiscent of mccarty. >> i don't know what the administration is about. they don't semi-like they are about the truth. not transparent at all. >> the tea party says it's worrisome that the government is none monitoring and targe targeting people based on the pol
targeted. >> president obama promised to get to the bottom of a scandal in which the irs admitted to singling out conservative groups seeking tax exempt status. groups with the name of tea party or patriots had the application delayed through tedious question air. >> that is outrageous. it is contrary to our tradition. and people have to be held accountable has to be fixed. >> the irs targeting was limited to its cincinnati "washington post"is reporting irs offices in el monte and laguna niguel gel, california also singled out conservative groups exploratorium tea party that has 1800 members spread across the bay area says it does not know of any conservative groups out here that are being scrutinized. they say this behavior is reminiscent of mccarty. >> i don't know what the administration is about. they don't semi-like they are about the truth. not transparent at all. >> the tea party says it's worrisome that the government is none monitoring and targe targeting people based on the political view points. >> then today obama comes out and says if this is happening. well it d
the irs scandal targeting the tea party for increased scrutiny. both holder and president obama called those actions outrageous >>> a bold new plan involving drunk driving. the feds want to lower the legal alcohol limit to .05. this morning they made the recommendation it means the average person would be legally considered drunk aftersb[ñ two drinks in a two-hour period. each year nearly 10,000 americans die in alcohol related accidents. they believe a thousand lives could be saved by lowering the blood alcohol content. right now this is just a recommendation. do you think lowering the bac to the .05 will reduce drunk driving accidents? 408-300-9222 text is for yes, text two for know or you can tweet us at nbc bay area. >>> it's that time of year again. gardeners getting their hands dirty planting for the upcoming growing season. >> one garden in particular is getting more than its share of attention. not for its size or variety but for its location and just who is taking notice. garvin thomas has the details in bay area's proud. >> raj, the family history played a role in the job th
. president obama has been under pressure to act since the scandal came to light. he called the conduct inexcusable and said he's angry about it. the president plans to answer more questions at a news conference tomorrow. >>> new at 11:00, more fallout, san francisco pride has reportedly fired a staffer in the midst of that bradley manning controversy. manning is a gay soldier facing treason charges for releasing thousands of controversial military documents to wikileaks. he had been elected as community grand marshall for the pride parade. hours later, the board denied that vote saying no such decision had ever been made. >> disgraced football star o.j. simpson was back in the spotlight. he's trying to get a new trial claiming his attorney gave him bad advice during his 2008 trial for armed robbery and kidnapping. >> he gave me an example, that if you were walking down the street, and you saw your laptop with your name on it in a car, you can use force to break the window of the car to get the laptop. >> simpson is referring to his former attorney during that trial in las vegas. he was
america." >>> and now to our other big story this morning. president obama looking to get control of a couple of scandals that are distracting attention from his second term agenda. >> he'll have a chance to address the irs targeting of tea party groups and that benghazi attack investigation at a news conference today as abc's tahman bradley reports, there is plenty to talk about. >> reporter: his administration under fire on multiple fronts, president obama took on one of the controversies directly, the president expressing anger that the irs improperly screened conservative groups. >> i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. >> reporter: the president personally announced that the acting irs commissioner, steven miller, is out. the resignation coming after an explosion of outrage. >> my question is, who's going to jail? >> reporter: the scandal keeps growing. more conservatives have come forward claiming they too were targeted by the irs. the preacher, franklin gr
scandal that targeted tea party groups, president obama said he had no idea it was happening. >> the minute i found out about it, my main focus is to make sure that we get the thing fixed. >> later on, president obama appointed danny to run the irs while the acting commissioner of the irs was forced out. >>> a possible change in the military. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle assembled on capitol hill to renew a new bill that would prevent commanders from handling sex assault cases that involve their subordinates. also, any offense that could result in more than a year in prison would be funneled to independent military prosecutors. also, guilty verdicts could no longer be wiped out by military commanders. this bill comes after a growing number of sex assaults in the military. >>> well, this seems like a great idea but will it be allowed? a bay area solution to revive the grounded blue angels. >> a tech startup has an ambitious way to salvage the fleet week show. scott budman says this is the modern way to raise money. >> janelle, because of the sequester, the blue angel
's confuse the american public. >> president obama is facing a buy rage of questions on a trifecta of scandal. >> michael: trifecta of scandal. imagine if that tone ended up on the door stoops of millions of americans. it's been widely reported that the right wing money men david and charles koch, are looking into buying the tribune company company's newspaper business. from los angeles to chicago to orlando tribune boasts it's papers are read by more than 5 million people on weekdays and more than 8 million people on sundays. all combined it's papers have the fourth largest daily circulation in the country. now the koch brothers want to get in the news businesses, but they are already in the manipulation business. one year ago they made a name for themselves when their american for prosperity super pac produced one of the most blatantly false ads in campaign. >> fact, billions of taxpayers dollars spent on green energy went to jobs in foreign countries. the obama administration admitted the truth that $2.3 billion in tax credits went overseas. >> trashing green energy policy and project. for
on the impact of this latest scandal and the broader political fallout for the obama administration. >> we are tracking new developments in yet another controversy. this one involves the white house as well. congress widening its investigation into the administration's response to the benghazi terrorist attacks that killed four americans. the chair of the oversight committee calling retired ambassador thomas pickering to submit to questioning in a closed door tape recorded interview. pickering led the internal review of the state department following the attack. elizabeth prann has more from washington. elizabeth. >> the back and forth about witnesses testifying in a series of benghazi hearings continues. the chairman of the house oversight committee issuing a subpoena to the co-chair of the independent review board known as the arb that investigated the september 11 terrorist attack. darrell issa is seek more transparency into what happened that day, writing in part to ambassador thomas pickering, the arb works behind closed doors. it did not record its interviews, even now months after t
. >>> coming up irs scandal. how republicans want president obama to respond to the growing fire storm. >> make overs for mom. the star treatment and special significance for these mothers on their special day. >> why this billionaire decided to dress up as a flight attendant. we'll explain when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, latest stunt... may have startled some airline passengers... branson is tho of virgin airlines. he took to the skies in >>> billionaire richard branson is known for risky behavior. the took to the skies yesterday dressed as a flight attendant. making good on a bet that he definitely lost two years ago. can you imagine him coming up? would you like coffee, tea? >> i'm so glad to know this is a bet. >> he can do whatever he wants. >> i interviewed him once. >> i don't know. i think the make up would work. >> not working for you? >> shaved his legs but not muss attach. he tooks good. >> and fake lashes by the way. let's go out live towards the 580-680 inter change. we were working to confirm where it was. let me see if we can see it. it's westbound 580 before the 680 inte
. >>> president obama fielded questions today about a brewing scandal involving the internal revenue service. critics accused the irs of targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny of tax exempt status. >> if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. >> reporter: the president said those responsible must be held fully accountable. >>> and new at 10:00, debra villalon has reaction from the local tea party and a congressman who say it is dialogue needs to go deeper. >> reporter: here in solano county there are some tea party parties some with exempt status some with in and out. but none surprised by what's coming out of washington. >> we kind of just let it drop. >> reporter: mark recalls his group gave up on tax exemption because other groups told them it was an irs fight. but critics might argue that's information that should be shared. if an organization is trying to show its nonprofit and civic minded, not political. >> congressional hearings out of focus. >> reporter: democratic congressman gerimendi holding a town meet
to blow up a plane. >>> president obama fielded questions today about a brewing scandal involving the internal revenue service. critics accused the irs of targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny of tax exempt status. >> if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous. >> reporter: the president said those responsible must be held fully accountable. >>> and new at 10:00, debra villalon has reaction from the local tea party and a congressman who say it is dialogue needs to go deeper. >> reporter: here in solano county there are some tea party parties some with exempt status some with in and out. but none surprised by what's coming out of washington. >> we kind of just let it drop. >> reporter: mark recalls his group gave up on tax exemption because other groups told them it was an irs fight. but critics might argue that's information that should be shared. if an organization is trying to show its nonprofit and civic minded, not political. >> congressional hearings out of focus. >> reporter: democratic congressman
, president obama had stayed out of the irs scandal that is until yesterday. the president addressed the agency's role in targeting organizations with the word tea party in the name and others that had conservative ideologies yesterday. the president came out in full force saying that kind of behavior is not acceptable in his administration. >> if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. and there's no place for it. and they have to be held fully accountable. we'll wait and see what exactly all the details and the facts are. but i've got no patience with it. i will not tolerate it and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. >> the agency said the scandal was limited to low-level workers at a cincinnati field office. but now the "washington post" reports at least two irs officials based in d.c. were also involved with the investigation. >> and really quickly, a very important point, they're talking about a low-level field office in cincinnati
of washington, the head of the irs is out in the wake of the scandal at the irs. president obama announced that acting irs commissioner steven miller was asked to resign and he did so. irs agents improperly screened kirt groups' plying for tax exempt status and the president calls this inexcusable. >> i will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like that happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable and putting in place new checks and new safeguards and going forward by making sure that the law is applied as it should be in a fair and impartial way. >> the president's comments came after attorney general eric holder testified today. he told lawmakers that his department will look into poe he tension civil rights violations, false statements and potential violations of the hatch act which prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activities. >>> the norcal tea party is one of those targeted by the irs apparently. the irs held up the application for tax exempt status for three years. mark matthews met with her are this afternoon and has the stor
are on assignment today. the acting irs commissioner is out following a scandal on the agency. president obama said the conduct that targeted conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny was, quote, inexcusable. >> i will not toll race this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. >> more on this unfolding story from john harwood and politico's ben white in just a knew minutes pb but fist, cisco posting better-than-expected earnings on current quarter revenue. ceo john chamber says his company is seeing good signs in the united states and other parts of the world are, quote, encouraging. shares rising sharply on the results and comments. we'll speak to an analyst who covers the company in just a few minutes. 8:40 a.m. eastern time, don't miss john chambers himself in a first on cnbc interview on "squawk box" itself. >>> ge and boeing warning of a problem on the engines on 777 jets. an engine shut down mid flight twice this year. the twin engine aircraft is able to continue flying with the remaining engine. the
have to try a little harder. >> they only keep you around to make the dmv look good. >> really, obama, you said you heard about the scandal when you saw it on tv. you found out from tv, really? i don't want to live in a world where you have the same sources as my aunt. you're the president. i didn't think you had to watch tv for anything. i assumed you already knew how breaking bad ends. >> really, tea party, you're surprised you're targeted by the irs. you named yourself after a group of people who proudly and historically violated tax laws. if i had a vanity tax plate, i might expect to get pulled over now and then. >> if you had that license plate -- >> not now. >> all right. politics aside, should we be surprised irs paid special attention to the tax forms of the tea party. judging from their terrible spelling, attention to detail isn't really their thing. not fair to scrutinize someone superhating obama but give them a second look if they spell it. >> irs spread the scrutiny around a little. even the tsapull. >> let's remember everyone cheats on the irs. having their job is like
at barack obama. we'll talk about the various scandals in a moment, but they're also mad at a country that isn't mad enough at him. this frustration is now taking over main stream and intelligent voices within the conservative movement and about broader issues than benghazi. brett stevens, the columnist for "wall street journal" lementes that president obama is not paying a price for a foreign policy that he, stevens, describes as isolationist. now, isolationism will come as a surprise to the diplomat soldiers and intelligence officers working on america's vast foreign policy. washington spends more on defense than the next ten great powers put together and more on intelligence than most nations spend on their entire militaries. we have more than 200,000 troops stationed at dozens of bases abroad from bahrain to germany to south korea to turkey. we have formal commitments to defend dozens of our important allies in europe, middle east and asia. and our vast footprint has been expanded under the obama administration. the white house has extended america's security umbrella to include d
investigation. the inspector general's report the early details of which touched off the scandal obtained by fox business in the hot hands right now. president obama's spokesman said he was confident knowing the white house was involved and scoffed at any comparisons to watergate, with us now, the center of law and justice defending people against the irs, and americans for tax reform did extensive research on the the tactics of the irs, and jennifer from americans for prosperity, which was targeted by the irs. jennifer, starting with you, how are you targeted? tell us your story? >> this was before i joined americans for prosperity, just a stay at home mother, pregnant with another baby, and i wanted to do what was right. my tea party group was large, and i couldn't run the money donations through the banking the. i was add viesed the irs would get me for that. i called groups, file, create an organization, and here they were getting targeted by the irs, and i got scared. when i reach out to the irs to understand, some the questions the other groups -- gerri: what were they asking? >> all out t
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